Furniture grippers are a great way to protect your floors from scratches and damage. They come in many different shapes and sizes so you can find the best fit for your specific flooring type. These are also easy to install with no tools required.
Felt Pads for Wood Floors
Felt pads are one of the most popular choices when it comes to keeping your floors from sliding. They are soft, cushioning, and provide a good amount of protection against scratches and dents. They are also very affordable and easy to install. Simply peel off the adhesive backing and stick them onto the bottom of your chairs or other furniture pieces.
Chair Leg Pads for Wood Floors
Another option is to use slip-on chair legs, which are made to be soft and absorb any bumps or scuffs that can occur when chairs are pushed around. They are a great alternative to using felt pads, as they last longer and don’t leave marks on the surface of the floor.
These pads are a great option for protecting hardwood floors and can even be used in areas with other hard surfaces, such as tile or laminate. They are easy to apply with no tools needed and can be reapplied as needed.
Stop Blocks for Large Furniture
Stop blocks are a great choice if you have a recliner or other large piece of furniture. They are usually more expensive than furniture pads and grippers, but they can help keep your furniture from moving on the floor. You can buy them in a variety of colors and styles, but they are also easy to make yourself by cutting wooden blocks according to the size of your furniture legs.
Rugs for Sliding Furniture
Area rugs are an excellent way to keep your furniture from slipping on the floor, especially when they’re upholstered and designed to be comfortable to walk on. They can also add a bit of color and texture to your room.
The main problem with rugs is that they can get dirty quickly, which makes them more difficult to clean. However, if you choose a durable fabric that is washable and stain resistant, your rugs will look newer for longer and will stay in better condition.
Gripper Mats for Sliding Furniture
A DIY solution to this problem is to cut out rubber grip mats from a rolled piece of shelf liner material. This shelf-liner material is designed to be used as a drawer liner or in storage areas, but it is also very useful for furniture grippers.
Measure the length and width of each leg of your furniture so you can accurately cut the mats to fit. The width is important because the mats will need to be large enough to fit under each leg of the furniture.
Once you’ve measured each leg, cut the mats to size with a pair of scissors or shears. You can also purchase pre-cut mats at most home improvement stores. You’ll want to err on the side of cutting out mats too big instead of too small. If the mats are too large, they’ll likely fall off of the furniture legs when you walk on them, and if the mats are too small, they may not fit under the furniture legs at all.